When there is a plan, there are problems. I had extra responsibilities to take care of before Valerie, and I left for vacation. The pressure is on – get what needs to be done before we leave. Delegating ministry duties, writing reports, and crucial conversations had to be taken careContinue Reading

The Lord loves to speak to us, His people!  I was listening to a brother in the faith express his heart and frustration over his circumstances. As we transitioned to prayer, I was given an image from the Holy Spirit to provide guidance and reassurance for him. Yet this messageContinue Reading

I am a visual person. Often in prayer, I will get images that are impressed upon me by the Holy Spirit. As I silence my heart and wait upon the Lord for revelation, I have no expectation for what the Lord will do; I ask Him to speak. These ‘prayer’Continue Reading

tiny house between buildings

There are times when you JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.  The savings in your account are nearing zero Health concerns have become a reality and are looking worse  Lack of direction leaves you feeling helpless and hopeless  Although you pray, you still do not have the answer  I haveContinue Reading

Hope. Hope is necessary when circumstances look bleak. Hope is the fuel to persevering under pressure. When there is nothing left to grab onto, hope keeps the faith alive. Hope triumphs over negativity when the walls of your world seem to be crumbling all around you. When you don’t haveContinue Reading

woman is overloaded and burden by the tasks, priorities, and stresses of life

Adjustments are never easy. When Valerie and I first got married – I now had a new role as a husband. Hmm… What does this look like? What am I supposed to do? On top of taking a new position at a church in the city of Angels where we’veContinue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series It can be difficult to appreciate nuances of difference when it comes to the little things that rub against us in everyday life; especially in light of those seemingly small details of how you might normally do something and that person next to you doesContinue Reading

As I was sitting before the Lord getting ready to write the next blog, an image of a man, who just came from battle, came to my mind. He was from the days of metal plated armor and he had just taken his armor off. He was sitting on aContinue Reading

Do you have a word that you try not to use? For myself, it is the word ‘hate’. Since the word has a strong connotation with negativity and potential divisiveness, I try not to use it in my everyday language. I would instead substitute it for ‘dislike’ or ‘loathe’ (I’dContinue Reading